Massimo Luciani

140 years ago Rome became Italy's Capital City

On September 20, 1870 the Italian army open a breach near Porta Pia and conquered Rome. Technically the capital city was moved to Rome under a bureaucratic point of view in 1871 but symbolically it began the capital city on the moment it was conquered because that was the end of Italy’s reunification and not with any city but with the one that, whatever you think, is the most prestigious Italian city and one of the most prestigious cities in the world.

SCO announced the decision to auction substantially all its assets related to UNIX, included some software products and the relavice services connected to UNIX System V.

One year ago someone claimed that Rafa Nadal was done as a high level player because of his continuous problems of knee tendinitis and at the U.S. Open 2009 he also suffered from an abdominal tear. Still at the beginning of the year he retired during the Australian Open and this wasn’t a good omen for his future. Last night Nadal won the U.S. Open for the first time, his third straight Grand Slam title, completing the “Career Slam” as now he won all the Grand Slam tournaments at least once.

Kim Clijsters fairy tale at the U.S. Open goes on with her third straight title (she skipped 2006, 2007 and 2008 tournaments due to an injury and her retirement) with her easiest tryumph over Vera Zvonareva, crushed in a little less than an hour with an easy 6-2 6-1.